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The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the ... See full summary »



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Ismail-Bei (as Gosha Kutsenko)
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Retired Major
Didier Bienaimé ...
Viktor Bychkov
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The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the Russian-Turkish war. Erast Fandorin has just escaped from Turkish prison and is trying to get on the Russian side as soon as possible to give important information about the upcoming attack of the enemy. On his way he meets Varvara Suvorova, a young lady who is going to see her fiancée - a soldier of the Russian army. Erast also knows that there is a spy somewhere in the Russian army, everyone is under suspicion... Written by Pavel P.

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22 February 2005 (Russia)  »

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Gambit turecki  »

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Surpassed Night Watch (2004) in March 2005 to become the highest-grossing movie in post-communist Russia. Earned approximately $20,000,000 as of April 2005). See more »


Viktor Bychkov's character speaks about the city of Murmansk. The film takes place in 1877. Murmansk, however, was not established until 1916. See more »


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great film
24 May 2005 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

Turetskii gambit contains all of the elements of a great film. The acting is underplayed. The cinematography is perfection itself. The colors are muted in concert with the drama itself. One can only desire an extension of the romantic relationship with Yegor Beroyev himself and his lovely sweetheart. There are very dramatic moments including the duel on the pier. The snow scenes are reminiscent of "Dr. Zhivago". I can highly recommend this picture for those romantics at heart. Alexander Pushkin would be proud to see this serious play in cinematic form. It is now in DVD format with excellent soundtrack and special features. This is one not to miss.

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